Time To Go - Single

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Song Notes:

I was frozen in front of the TV all night for days -- watching the coverage of the revolution in Egypt. That event simmered in my subconscious for weeks and then one day this tune got stuck in my head. With the help of my ALT-230 friends this song was released early in 2012 as a single, and later as an album track on the Mixed Album.

I wanted to capture the thinly restrained chaos and unstoppable energy of that moment; and boil it down to its essence -- the essence of many similar events in the past and future.


Yet another day; no job; not a loaf of bread.

Safe in your ivory tower you gently rest your soverign head.

We protest, you arrest. We plead, you beat. Another victim bleads.

You claim we are your children but you leave us starving in the streets.

Angry millions fill the square, still you don't see

It's time to go
It's time to go
It's time to go


Another week of lies, your propaganda thunders overhead.

You you order your police to make it clear: protesters end up dead!

You proclaim, We react. You attack, another building burns.

You call us terrorists but, peacefully, your lies are overturned.

Shake our fists, put down our bricks, we raise our voice, you fool

It's time to go
It's time to go
It's time to go


The authority to lead a people comes from the people.
You cannot oppress us and steal from us and claim us as your own.
For too long you have exploited us and silenced anyone
who dared to speak the truth against you.
Your authority is no longer legitimate and we will not follow you.
We stand together. We have a choice. We will NOT go quietly into the night.
You cannot silence all of us and without us you have nothing.

It is time
For you
To go.


We will not be satisfied to wish for better days.

We will take matters in our hands and forge a better way.

No more lies; we will rise; take the prize; capture freedom for our kids.

We will not compromise. It is time for us to put an end to this.

Leave right now while you still can, we're serious

It's time to go
It's time to go
It's time to go